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Mexico, First Republic, Cap and Rays, 8 Silver Reales, 1824 Mo, Round Tail
This is the first year of the facing eagle type. 90.3% silver.SL96450. Silver 8 reales, SCWC KM 377.10 (rounded tail variety), NGC AU Details, cleaned (2846347-001); reeded edge, weight 26.60 g, maximum diameter 38.9 mm, die axis 180o, Mexico City (Mo) mint, J.M. (assayer's initials), 1824; obverse * 8R. Mo. 1824. J .M. 10 Ds. 20 Gs., Pileus (freedom cap) inscribed "LIBERTAD," surrounded by rays; reverse REPUBLICA MEXICANA, upright eagle standing left on cactus on rock, water below, eagle's head turned back right, snake in beak and right talon, wings open, rounded tail, oak branch left and olive branch right tied together with ribbon below; from the Eric J. Engstrom Collection; NGC| Lookup; SOLD
Colonial Mexico, Carlos III, King of Spain, 1759 - 1788 A.D., 1785 Mo FM 8R
WO47793. Silver 8 reales, SCWC KM 106, aVF, rainbow toned, weight 26.77 g, maximum diameter 38.9 mm, die axis 0o, Mexico mint, 1785 A.D.; obverse •CARLUS • III • DEI • GRATIA •, laureate, draped, and armored bust of Ferdinand right, from being, date 1785 below; reverse • HISPAN • ET IND • REX • Mo • 8R • F • M •, crowned Spanish coat of arms, flanked by pillars of Hercules draped with banner reading "PLVS VLTRA"; SOLD
Mexico, Empire of Maximilian, 10 June 1864 - 19 June 1867
Mintage: 2,148,000; Fineness: 0.9030; Engraver: Sebastián C. Navalón.WO91010. Silver Peso, SCWC KM 388.1, gVF, scratch in hair, bumps and marks, die flaws obverse rim, reeded edge, weight 26.988 g, maximum diameter 37.2 mm, die axis 180o, Mexico City mint, 1866; obverse MAXIMILLIANO EMPERADO, Bare head right, with long pointed beard, small ribbon below inscribed NAVALON OCAMPO SPIRITU (assayer's signature); reverse IMPERIO MEXICANO 1 PESO 1866 Mo, crowned arms, eagle with snake in beak standing on a cactus in the middle of a lake inside a shield with laurel and olive ornamentation, crossed swords behind, supported by a griffon on each side, small eagle and tassel ornaments around behind, ribbon below inscribed EQUIDAD EN LA JUSTICIA (fairness in justice) with another eagle at the center; from the Eric J. Engstrom Collection; SOLD